Powerful quake kills five in Chile

Apr 2, 2014

Powerful quake kills five in Chile

A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake strikes in off Chile's northern coast Tuesday night, shaking a region that has been rocked by numerous quakes over the past two weeks.

Apr 1, 2014

Reducing disaster-related deaths

The government outlines a policy of reducing by 80 percent in 10 years the death toll of 332,000 currently anticipated from the next massive quake in Japan, which is predicted to happen off the Pacific coasts stretching from Shizuoka Prefecture to Shikoku.

Mar 29, 2014

Magnitude-5.1 quake hits LA area

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake was widely felt in the Los Angeles area Friday evening, but authorities said there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at about 9 p.m. and was centered near Brea in ...

Mar 29, 2014

Magnitude-5.1 earthquake shakes Los Angeles

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake was widely felt in the Los Angeles area and surrounding counties Friday evening, but authorities said there were no immediate reports of significant damages or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at about 9 p.m. and was centered ...

Strong predawn earthquake shakes Los Angeles area

Mar 18, 2014

Strong predawn earthquake shakes Los Angeles area

A predawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin Monday, rattling nerves and shaking buildings along a 150-mile (240-km) swath of Southern California but causing no major damage. The 4.4-magnitude quake was centered 2 miles (3.2 km) from Encino and 15 miles (24 km) ...

267,000 still evacuees three years on

Mar 10, 2014

267,000 still evacuees three years on

About 267,000 people are still living in temporary housing and other makeshift facilities nationwide as Japan marks the third anniversary Tuesday of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku that triggered an unprecedented nuclear crisis. Police and other authorities continue to search coastal ...

Mar 10, 2014

Powerful 6.9 quake strikes off California coast

A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck late Sunday off the coast of Northern California, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or a tsunami threat. The epicenter was located 77 kilometers (48 miles) west-northwest of the town of Ferndale ...